Galen School of Nursing

Galen School of Nursing

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Lucy21

Bardstown, KY

#1 Aug 6, 2009
Know anybody going to Galen this fall. Starts mid Oct I think
btownmomma

Bardstown, KY

#2 Aug 6, 2009
YEAH I PLAN ON IT HOPING TO GET IN IF NOT JAN!! WHY?
YOUUU KNOWWW

Bardstown, KY

#3 Aug 6, 2009
Do you have to take one of them admission tests to go there? If so, is it hard?
crazytimes

Brownsville, KY

#4 Aug 6, 2009
YOUUU KNOWWW wrote:
Do you have to take one of them admission tests to go there? If so, is it hard?
I got in there a year ago, but decided not to go. I didn't have to take any admission tests. I think you just have to send in your ACT/SAT scores, and transcript. I had an admissions interview type meeting, but it was casual. I know u have to take the CPR certfication class, but they schedule that for the orientation day i think. They mave have changed it since then, but I hope this helps alittle, Im considering reapplying but not sure yet.
wondering

Newburgh, IN

#5 Aug 6, 2009
I have heard alot about Galen and I wonder how you get your degree so quickly. Do you need to take collage courses like math, english or just nursing courses.I heard it was very expensive but you just have to score an 19 on your ACT test.That score probably wouldn't get you in at other collages.
crazytimes

Brownsville, KY

#6 Aug 6, 2009
wondering wrote:
I have heard alot about Galen and I wonder how you get your degree so quickly. Do you need to take collage courses like math, english or just nursing courses.I heard it was very expensive but you just have to score an 19 on your ACT test.That score probably wouldn't get you in at other collages.
Well u can get ur degree quick because they focus on nursing classes instead of requiring general education classes too. They offer an Associates degree, but dont offer a bachelors degree. I think they also have programs to just get ur LPN and one for people that already have their LPN to get their RN license. But is really expensive, and u can get in several schools with a 19 act score, just go to a college search engine, ive found them to be really helpful.
wondering

Newburgh, IN

#7 Aug 6, 2009
I heard the tuiton was like $30,000.
btownmomma

Bardstown, KY

#8 Aug 7, 2009
Tuition is around $16,000 for LPN /$21,000 RN and yes u do have to take the PAX which is the Nursing entrance test and yes its pretty hard I took it today!!The cose is $50.00 and if u fail u have to wait 6 months to retake it and pay another $ 50.00.Admissions is very nice and helpful!!! I recomend this school over Spencerian any day!!! The SAT scores do not matter u have to take the test. You dont have to take any pre rec's it s all nursing classes they start clinical about 6 weeks after school starts on full time day classes. The school is NEW and its very nice and clean. They have a cop at the entrance and its very secure.
up late

Newburgh, IN

#9 Aug 7, 2009
btownmomma wrote:
Tuition is around $16,000 for LPN /$21,000 RN and yes u do have to take the PAX which is the Nursing entrance test and yes its pretty hard I took it today!!The cose is $50.00 and if u fail u have to wait 6 months to retake it and pay another $ 50.00.Admissions is very nice and helpful!!! I recomend this school over Spencerian any day!!! The SAT scores do not matter u have to take the test. You dont have to take any pre rec's it s all nursing classes they start clinical about 6 weeks after school starts on full time day classes. The school is NEW and its very nice and clean. They have a cop at the entrance and its very secure.
Excuse my ignorance on the subject but I thougt the difference between a lpn and rn was that a rn had a collage degree which meant pre recs. If this is not the case, what is the difference.
Gucci

Bardstown, KY

#10 Aug 8, 2009
btownmomma wrote:
Tuition is around $16,000 for LPN /$21,000 RN and yes u do have to take the PAX which is the Nursing entrance test and yes its pretty hard I took it today!!The cose is $50.00 and if u fail u have to wait 6 months to retake it and pay another $ 50.00.Admissions is very nice and helpful!!! I recomend this school over Spencerian any day!!! The SAT scores do not matter u have to take the test. You dont have to take any pre rec's it s all nursing classes they start clinical about 6 weeks after school starts on full time day classes. The school is NEW and its very nice and clean. They have a cop at the entrance and its very secure.
I noticed you said you recommend Galen over Spencerian any day... Just curious to know why like what have u heard about spencerian. I trying to decide between the two so i believe what you have 2 say may be of big help thankx
confused

Newburgh, IN

#11 Aug 8, 2009
btownmomma wrote:
Tuition is around $16,000 for LPN /$21,000 RN and yes u do have to take the PAX which is the Nursing entrance test and yes its pretty hard I took it today!!The cose is $50.00 and if u fail u have to wait 6 months to retake it and pay another $ 50.00.Admissions is very nice and helpful!!! I recomend this school over Spencerian any day!!! The SAT scores do not matter u have to take the test. You dont have to take any pre rec's it s all nursing classes they start clinical about 6 weeks after school starts on full time day classes. The school is NEW and its very nice and clean. They have a cop at the entrance and its very secure.
I read on Galens website that if you had a score of 19 you did not have the take the admission test.
crazytimes

Lexington, KY

#12 Aug 8, 2009
confused wrote:
<quoted text>I read on Galens website that if you had a score of 19 you did not have the take the admission test.
thats what i thought, i guess it may have changed recently but when i got in, i didnt have to take any entrance exams, the lady in admissions said that with my act scores i was fine and i got my acceptance a couple weeks later, the only thing i know is required is the cpr thing on the day of orientation, if ur not already certified. but it couldve changed i guess, the only thing i didnt like about galen and the reason i didnt go there is because they dont offer the bachelors degree and if im spendin that much money i want more than an associates, but it just depends on what u wanna do and ur career goals and such
Btown Lady

Bardstown, KY

#13 Aug 8, 2009
I'm trying to get into the RN program in October, I'm already a LPN. I have to take the PAX text next week and I was told the math is hard.
interested

Newburgh, IN

#14 Aug 8, 2009
Btown Lady wrote:
I'm trying to get into the RN program in October, I'm already a LPN. I have to take the PAX text next week and I was told the math is hard.
Do you know what classes are required to become a rn from a lpn. do you have to retake your boards?
U know

Bardstown, KY

#15 Aug 8, 2009
Btown Lady wrote:
I'm trying to get into the RN program in October, I'm already a LPN. I have to take the PAX text next week and I was told the math is hard.
If you dont mind will u please write me back & let me know how bad/hard the test was.
btownmomma

Bardstown, KY

#16 Aug 8, 2009
I have never taken an ACT so I dont know about that but my friend that went with me had already taken her ACT b/c she had went to ECC for one yr and now decided to go to Galen and she had to take the PAX test also, so I would ask admissions on that.
I know that you do not have to have pre rec to enter LPN program but in your RN some credits are tranferable and you may be able to set out of those classes but it still takes the same amount of time 12 months days. Yes, you will have to retake boards for RN if your an LPN.
I have heard a lot of bad about Spencerian as far as bad teaching and having a hard time with taking your boards and them being credited with ky board of nusing. I have heard some that liked it but more dislikes I have never been there my self so im not gonna down it to much im just goin on what i have heard. But one fact is there are about 22,000 yr and Galen is 16,000 which is a pretty BIG diff. Back to the PAX.. I didnt think the math was that bad and im not to fond of math its multiple choice so If ur a good guesser lol ull be ok. I thought the Science was the hardest, there was a lot about atoms and things i just didnt not know about only a few medical questions. My friend just got out of high school last yr and she thought it was pretty tough I grad in 99. GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!
confused

Newburgh, IN

#17 Aug 8, 2009
I went back to the website and it still says if you have act the pax isn't necessary.They need to change that. The school is new and nice and really impressive.I know Spalding school of nursing is suppose to be the best around but I know that tuition is outragous. E-town is closer but the rn takes about 4 yrs. The tuition is very reasonable about 8 thousand for 4 years. I have heard it said the hospitals would rather have the 4 yr students,that they are better trained. But really i guess it depends on the student. I have had a lot of nurses tell me the program is really hard no matter where you go.
btownmomma

Bardstown, KY

#18 Aug 9, 2009
yeah im sure the program is not gonna be easy i have been a cna since 2001 and a cmt since 2003 so it helps to actually have some experience in the medical field to know what to expect. Me personally I hate math, history and the other clases required by like ECC and Spalding so I feel like Galen is the best for me b/c its only medical classes and that what i know best.And its only two year and by the time u go for the 4 yrs to the other u will prob spend the same about just longer time. But I agree its what kinda degree u want some ppl want that 4 yr degree!! It's just NOT for me!! As far as the entrance test I would deff call and ask them since you alreay have a ACT b/c u could very well be right!!!! I have 2 kids and 2 yr to become an RN is more resonable for me!!
go there

Bardstown, KY

#19 Aug 9, 2009
i attend galen i had a 20 on my act and did not have to take an entrance exam
btownmomma

Bardstown, KY

#20 Aug 9, 2009
Thats GREAT!!My friends gonna be upset cause she just took it and they didnt tell her nothing about it and she already took hers the same day as me!!I have never taken an ACT.

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